Who We Are
History and Other Good Stuff
PGCI was organized in 1950 and incorporated on September 4, 1963. We federated with California Garden Clubs, Inc (CGCI) in 1992. We are:
Our Flower: the redbud.
Our Logo: Emblem (shown in the banner of this webpage) and watering can (shown on the front page of each edition of The Watercan Post, our newsletter).
Our Motto: “Coming together is the beginning. Working together is progress. Staying together is success.”
Our Purpose, and we quote: “The object of this club shall be to devote its activities and funds to promote community interest in beautiful gardens, flower arrangements, landscaping, cultivation of horticulture and beautification of the community.”
About Our Town
Paradise continues to recover from the 2018 Camp Fire. Currently we're also getting through the economic impacts of the 2020 pandemic. We haven't given up and are still "Ridge Strong."
Here's what we usually tell people about ourselves: Paradise is a friendly little incorporated town in Butte County, California, between the southern edge of the Cascade range and the northern end of the Sierra Nevada mountains. We’re about eight miles east of Chico, all uphill: the town ranges in elevation from 1,500 to 2,300 feet. Find info on our planting zones here.
The Paradise Garden Club, Inc. welcomes all new members—not only gardeners but also those interested in flower arranging, beautification of the community, and preservation of our natural environment. General meeting programs normally include a qualified guest speaker or demonstration on a subject of interest to gardeners. Club activities encompass many areas and activities. We urge members to volunteer and actively participate in committees and projects that interest you. You’ll quickly get acquainted with people who share your interests!
Meetings are monthly the 2nd Monday at 1:00pm, except August or otherwise announced. Meetings are held at the Terry Ashe Recreation Center, 6626 Skyway, Paradise CA. See our Calendar for more information.
General meeting programs usually include a qualified guest speaker or demonstration on a subject of interest to gardeners.
Our club activities encompass many areas and activities.We urge you to volunteer and actively participate in committees and projects that interest you. You’ll quickly get acquainted with people who share your interests. Do join us!
Email us (email@example.com) or give us a call at (530) 877-3435.
Our mailing address: P.O. Box 1246, Paradise CA 95967
Have a question about our meetings? We hold them on the 2nd Monday of each month. August is dark. (See our Calendar for times, as potluck meetings generally start a little earlier.) Meetings normally are held at the Terry Ashe Recreation Center, 6626 Skyway, Paradise California. When that venue isn't available we often meet at Craig Memorial Church (at the corner of Pearson and Scottwood).
If you’re not near Paradise, you can find your local California garden club at the California Garden Club Inc website by using their zip-code finder. You also can find out about garden clubs in other states at the National Garden Clubs website. Both are excellent sources of additional information!
If you have a question about gardening in Paradise, or about PGCI, use the lik at right. We'll get back to you as soon as possible, but do keep in mind that this is a volunteer organization and we don’t check e-mail every single day.
Meanwhile, garden on!